The title here is a bit of a misnomer. While extensive as it can be, The Story of Civilization was never complete, The Durant couple died before its completion with 11 novels complete. While not finished, The Story of Civilization is still something to admire. Tremendous effort was placed into each book. This is work reading for anyone interested in a detailed summary of Man's history up to a certain point. The books time periods are as follows: 1. Our Oriental Heritage, 2. The Life of Greece, 3. Caesar and Christ, 4. The Age of Faith, 5. The Renaissance, 6. The Reformation, 7. The Age of Reason, 8. The Age of Louis XIV, 9. The Age of Voltaire, 10. Rousseau and Revolution, 11. The Age of Napoleon. If you wish to have the background surrounding these books then visit https://web.archive.org/web/20161222160005/https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Story_of_Civilization.